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Title: Asian Alphabet Book

Asian Alphabet Book
  • Paul Deaton
  • 5th Period
  • Geography
  • April 17, 2006

A is for Atoll
  • An atoll is a low, ring-shaped island surrounding
    a lagoon and is found often in the Maldives.
  • Atolls in the Maldives are beautiful islands for
    tourists, whose money helps the local economy.

B is for Buddhism
  • Buddhism is a major religion in southwest Asia.
  • This religion teaches a better life in
    reincarnation and appeals to Asian people who
    live hard lives and have little comfort.

C is for Cyclone
  • Cyclones are Pacific Ocean storms that may strike
    countries like Bangladesh after the monsoons
  • Cyclones, like their Atlantic cousins hurricanes,
    cause massive death and destruction to anywhere
    in Asia near the ocean.

D is for Dynasty
  • A Dynasty is a line of rulers from a single
    family, such as the Chinese Ming Dynasty.
  • Under the dynasties, China conquered neighboring
    lands and built a highly-developed culture.

E is for Mount Everest
  • Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world
    and is in Nepal, the most mountainous country in
    the world.
  • Mt. Everest attracts thousands of climbers each
    year and brings in many tourist dollars to Nepal,
    a poor country.

F is for Mt. Fuji
  • Mt. Fuji is a dormant volcano and Japans highest
    mountain and national symbol.
  • Mt. Fuji is a historical and religious symbol for
    the people of Japan.

G is for the Great Wall of China
  • The Great Wall exists from east to west for over
    4,000 miles across China and still stands today.
  • The Great Wall was started in about 770 B.C. to
    keep out Mongolian invaders and was completed
    about 476 B.C.

H is for Ho Chi Minh (1890 1969)
  • Ho Chi Minh was a Vietnamese revolutionary and
    statesman who later became Prime Minister and
    President of North Vietnam.
  • Ho Chi Minh is one of the most well-known
    Vietnamese because of his leading role in the war
    between North and South Vietnam as well as being
    the eternal spiritual leader of the current
    Vietnamese Communist regime.

I is for Islamabad
  • Islamabad is the capitol of Pakistan and is
    located on the Pothohar Plateau.
  • Built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as the
    capitol, Islamabad is a cultural and political
    center in Pakistan.

J is for Jakarta
  • Jakarta, located on the island of Java, is the
    Indonesian capitol and largest city.
  • A modern city with colonial roots, Jakarta is now
    a thriving community.

K is for Kamikaze
  • Kamikaze, a Japanese word, refers to the suicide
    attacks by Japanese pilots against Allied forces
    in the Pacific in World War II.
  • Kamikaze tactics were unconventional to western
    warfare but were an effective tactic for Japan
    against our large warships.

L is for Lagoon
  • Beautiful lagoons are found in many islands in
    the Maldives.
  • Lagoons are an important part of the tourist
    industry in the Maldives, as they are popular
    with swimmers and divers alike.

M is for Mahatma Gandhi(1869 1948)
  • Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures
    in Indias history in the Twentieth Century.
  • Gandhi preached passive resistance in India
    toward British rule, believing that acts of
    violence against the British only provoked a
    negative reaction.

N is for Nomads
  • Nomads are communities of people who move from
    place to place, rather than settling down in one
  • The Mongolian people started out as nomads but
    eventually settled down in their present location.

O is for Osaka
  • Osaka is the third-largest city in Japan, with a
    population of 2.7 million.
  • Osaka is the historical commercial capital of
    Japan and is still one of Japans major
    industrial centers and ports

P is for Pagoda
  • A pagoda is a term in the English language for a
    tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China,
    Japan and Korea.
  • Most pagodas were built to have a religious
    function to Buddhists and were often located in
    or near temples.

Q is for Quetta
  • Quetta is an important military station in
    Pakistan, with native people known for their
    friendliness and hospitality.
  • Quetta occupies a vital and strategic position
    since the boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan meet
    there and the Bolan Pass lies on important lines
    of communications.

R is for Reincarnation
  • Reincarnation literally means "to be made flesh
    again", and is a mystical belief that holds the
    notion that one's spirit returns to the material
    world after physical death to be reborn in a new
  • Reincarnation is a central belief in Hinduism,
    Sikhism, Buddhism and other Asian religions

S is for Siddhartha Guatama (560 - 480 B.C.)
  • Siddhartha Guatama was a spiritual teacher who
    was born in Lumbini, a town in Nepal near the
    border with India.
  • He became "the Buddha after embarking on a quest
    for spiritual meaning and is universally
    recognized by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha of
    the current age.

T is for Taj Mahal
  • The Taj Mahal in Agra, India is considered one of
    Seven Wonders of the World.
  • The history of the Taj Mahal is a love story that
    transcends time and continues to be retold each
    day to the tourists who visit the famous

U is for Ulaanbataar
  • Ulaanbaatar, also known as Ulan Bator, is the
    capital of Mongolia.
  • Ulaanbaatar is the largest city in Mongolia,
    having almost 1/3 of the total population of the

V is for The Vietnam War
  • The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a
    conflict between the Democratic Republic of
    Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Republic of
    Vietnam (South Vietnam).
  • U.S. troops were allied with South Vietnam and
    were involved in a losing effort from 1965 until
    the official withdrawal in 1973.

W is for Wood-Block Printing
  • Woodblock printing, originating in China sometime
    between the mid-6th and late 9th centuries, is a
    technique for making text or images from wood
    cuts, paper and ink.
  • The world's earliest dated printed book, a
    Chinese Diamond Sutra text of 868 A.D., was
    created with woodblocks.

X is for The Xi Jian River
  • The Xi Jian River is a river located in the
    southeast of China, in the southern province of
  • The Xi Jian region is one of the most productive
    mining regions in China and is known for its
    deposits of tungsten, lead, zinc, and gold.

Y is for Yurt
  • Yurt is the name commonly used to refer to a
    Mongolian Felt Tent or Ger and is a portable
    dwelling traditionally used by the Nomads in the
    steppes of Central Asia.
  • The design of yurts has been developed for
    generations to suit the needs of the nomads --
    it can be warm in arctic cold, yet cool in summer
    and the structure can collapse small enough to
    fit on one draft animal and can be set up again
    in a half an hour.

Z is for Mao Zedong (18931976)
  • Mao Zedong, born a peasant in the Hunan province
    of China, was the founder of the People's
    Republic of China.
  • Mao was one of the most prominent Communist
    theoreticians and his ideas on revolutionary
    struggle and guerrilla warfare have been
    extremely influential, especially among Third
    World revolutionaries.